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These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
Meanwhile, a group advocating the freedom of policemen to grow their beards sent a message to President Mursī, reminding him of his pledges during TV interviews during his presidential campaigning that he would allow beard growing inside the police establishment. “Mursī, by becoming president, has...
The Azhar Grand Shaykh’s office said Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb walked out of the ceremonies hosted by Cairo University on Saturday (June 30) on the occasion of president-elect Muhammad Mursī’s taking the constitutional oath of office out of his keenness on the dignity of the Azhar and its scholars....
The Cairo Criminal Court starts today (July 2) its first session in the trial of Michael ‘Ādil Najīb and Michael Mus’ad Shākir, the two defendants in the October 9 clashes outside the state radio & TV building in the area of Maspero, which left dozens of people killed or wounded. The examining...
As’ad refused the appointment of a Copt as vice president “just because he is a Copt,” adding this “could mark the beginning of the quota system in politics, which is not good”. He said that the appointment of a Coptic VP to express the problems facing Copts further entrenches the religious state...
These names, however, did not appeal to Coptic youth coalitions who rejected nominations by any circles close to the papal seat, preferring former member of parliament ‘Imād Jād. There was a space of agreement between the two camps, though: refusing names like former MP Jamāl As’ad or Muslim...
It is not acceptable that the people are incited to spoil their votes on the grounds that both choices are bad. Egyptians need a president highly respected by all as long as he comes to power through fair and transparent election. [Safwat al-Bayādī, al-Ahrām, June 16, p. 12] Read text in Arabic
It is not acceptable that the people are incited to spoil their votes on the grounds that both choices are bad. Egyptians need a president highly respected by all as long as he comes to power through fair and transparent election. [Safwat al-Bayādī, al-Ahrām, June 16, p. 12] Read text in Arabic
It is not acceptable that the people are incited to spoil their votes on the grounds that both choices are bad. Egyptians need a president highly respected by all as long as he comes to power through fair and transparent election. [Safwat al-Bayādī, al-Ahrām, June 16, p. 12] Read text in Arabic
Acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Bishop Pachomius appealed to all Copts to go to the polling stations and cast their votes in the presidential runoff round between Lt. General Ahmad Shafīq and Dr. Muhammad Mursī. “Everyone must choose freely between the two candidates and there should...
Saudi ambassador in Cairo Ahmad bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Qattān, who is also the kingdom’s permanent envoy to the Arab League, received Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and Dr. Hānī ‘Azīz, the chairman of Egypt Peace Lovers Association. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, June 16, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
The Arab Socialist Alliance Party warned of sectarian instigation by Islamists for political gains in the presidential elections in their conflict with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) over power. The party called on Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Muhammad Mursī to send...
The national security agency has intercepted a number of phone calls between those persons and some loyalists that turned out to have been made from inside Egypt, the sources added. “The armed forces coordinated with the police to deploy several fixed and mobile patrols with weaponry and tanks on...
The Maspero Youth Union said on Friday (February 3) said one of its members lost his right eye during clashes between demonstrators and security forces outside the interior ministry building.     “Butrus Yūsuf ‘Abd al-Masīh, a 31-year-old air condition technician for a private-sector company has...
In al-Fath newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Salafī al-Nūr Party, published a cartoon depicting two mathematical equations. The first one draws a flag of Egypt minus a copy of the Qur'ān equals a flag of Israel while the first one draws a flag of Egypt plus a copy of the Qur'ān equals dignity. [...
Al-Rahmah newspaper, owned by Salafī preacher Muhammad Hassān, published the full text of the amendments to the law regulating the Azhar affairs, lashing out at passing the law only four days before the first session of the new parliament was convened.   The paper said that Grand Shaykh of the...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III expressed heartfelt condolences for Egyptians over the deplorable incidents that followed the Egyptian league football game between Cairo's al-Ahlī and Port Said's al-Misrī in the coastal city.   The pope also wished a speedy recovery for the injured.   Bishop...
Counselor Tharwat Hammād, the examining judge investigating the October 9 Maspero clashes, ordered the release of Ibrāhīm al-Sayyād, the chief of the news sector in the Egyptian TV, on bail of LE10,000 and ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Hilw, a chief editor in the same sector, on bail of LE5,000.     He also...
During the celebration on the honoring ceremony hosted by the Humanitarian Relief Committee in the Doctors Syndicate families of the Maspero martyrs complained because they were described as being merely “victims”.
A Coptic organization abroad affirmed that it will not participate in all celebrant aspects marking the January 25 revolution, adding one year after the revolution nothing of its objectives have materialized.   The organization expressed solidarity with the "honorable Egyptian martyrs' families,...

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